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Cote d'Ivoire: Torture

, Index number: AFR 31/005/2000

At least 28 soldiers, Chief Sergeant Souleymane DIOMANDE, known as "la Grenade"; Corporal Vada BAMBA; Corporal Ménassa BAMBA; Corporal Finaly BAKOYOKO; Captain Issa SACKO; Sergeant Seydou KONE; Corporal Aboudrahamane ISSA; Corporal Siaka OUATTARA, and at least 20 others, have been arrested and severely tortured after an attack on the private residence of the Head of state, General Robert Gueï on 18 September 2000. At least one is reported to have died as a result of torture.

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